In this episode Matt takes a look at a very rare Model 1910 Maxim Silencer, even more rare as it is mounted on a M1903 Springfield.
Developed by Hiram Percy Maxim, son of Hiram S. Maxim, in the early 1900s, the early Maxim suppressors were a commercial success but Maxim also sought military contracts.
The US Army tested the silencers extensively and by the time the US entered World War One in 1917, a substantial number were in inventory. Matt discusses the design, development and history of Maxim’s silencer and with the help of new primary research answers the question – was the Maxim silencer used by the US Army during World War One?
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The Armourer’s Bench is a collaborative effort from Vic Tuff and Matthew Moss. We will be bringing you detailed examinations of historic small arms from around the world. We will delve into the history, use and operation of the weapons using videos, blog posts and high resolution images to tell their story.